Friday, April 30, 2004

Gud Reads

I was in Columbia again today, for the State Music Contest. Alas, the State Contest has grown to such an extent from the days of my youth, (Somewhere toward the end of the Enlightenment... ;->) it has become more of a test of endurance than anything else...

Musicianship is evident, but any Art is not nearly as prevalent as one would wish.

I did not have an occasion to revisit Lakota Coffee Co., but did visit a perennial favorite University Bookstore.

Couldn't logon to the ubiquitous iMac guest account, but went into the Computer Spectrum and logged on to e-mail with a Dell Laptop. They had a wide-screen Dell that was very 17" PowerBook-like...

The Sci-Fi section here has always been a good source and I noticed a couple of interesting items:

Michael Flynn's In The Country Of The Blind seems too be back in print. The 1992 Prometheus Winner, it is highly recommended. In addition, if you are a believer in Space Development and have not read the FireStar Series, you don't know what you are missing. If you don't believe in Space Development, you should read these books and catch the bug... ;-)

Also noticed Allen Steele's Coyote Rising in paperback. Have not checked in on Allen lately, but read through his near-future series and enjoyed one and all. Once again, Space Development stories abound.

'Nite All